From 5th to 9th February 2017, I attended the 16th Annual Workshop on the Holistic Structural Integrity Process (HOLSIP) at Snowbird Lodge, near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  For more about HOLSIP, please see my post below on ‘HOLSIP 2016’.

A highlight this year was the attendance of Dr Michael Gorelik, the FAA’s Chief Scientific and Technical Adviser on Fatigue and Damage Tolerance.  He presented a paper on Structural Integrity Considerations for Additive Manufacturing:

I appreciated Dr Gorelik helping me present a civil regulatory perspective in all the Workshop discussions.

Also helpful this year were presentations on ‘cold expansion’, a process to extend the fatigue life of structure, for which I am exploring opportunities to extend its application in Australia.

My presentation this year was Defining HOLSIP Holistically.  You can download a copy from the ‘Tech’ tab above.

Although Dr Hoeppner couldn’t attend in person (he participated by Skype), I was fortunate to be able to visit him:

Dr Hoeppner is one of the ‘greats’ in our business!  I’ve learned so much from him since we met thirty years ago.